The Walking Dead's Robert Kirkman on season 5 and beyond

News Louisa Mellor 27 Jun 2014 - 07:15

The Walking Dead comic creator, Robert Kirkman, has been chatting about plans for season 5 and further beyond...

Warning: contains spoilers for The Walking Dead season four.

Answers, and lots of them. That's what The Walking Dead's Robert Kirkman tells viewers to expect from the show's season five premiere. "Oh, and Daryl dies", adds the executive producer cheekily, no doubt aware of the popular "Daryl dies, we riot" campaign to keep a certain Mr Dixon alive and well on the show.

In conversation with EW, Kirkman explained, "In our premiere episode of season five we’re going to give a ton of answers of who the people of Terminus are, what they’re doing, why they’re doing it, what’s going on with them. And by the end of that episode you’re going to have a much better understanding of what’s going on with them and why they’re so important to the show."

So they escape the train car sharpish then? "They definitely get out of that train car. They do not spend the entirety of season five in that train car. It is through ingenuity and creativity and somewhat savageness that they are able to make their way out of that train car." 

After they've got out of the train car, how long a future does Kirkman envisage the show to have? "We're not stopping", he assures fans. "I’m still doing the comic and plan in doing it for many, many years. And right now the issues that we are doing as we speak is material that could be adapted into a season ten, eleven, or twelve depending on how we adapt things. So five years for now we’ll be doing comics that could be for season fifteen. Now, it’s unrealistic to think it can go for that long, but if the show remains successful, the potential is there for that…. All that said, I’m just hoping and praying we make it to season seven.” 

Entertainment Weekly

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